Hanson Electronics – Octoscrolla

The Octoscrolla from Hanson Electronics has some interesting tweaks over the original design. Here’s a quick look at the board.

This is a video about the Octoscrolla from Hanson Electronics. The Octocrolla is a clone of the original Octoscroller design and is pin compatible (except for the real-time clock). It is a cape designed to plug into a BeagleBone Black running Falcon Player to allow you to run up to 64 P10 led matrix panels. Each of the 8 16-pin connectors can control up to 8 P10 panels.

The version shown in the video has a real-time clock chip via a TinyRTC board mounted on the bottom of the board. This is useful if you’re using this in an area that doesn’t have internet access to fetch the current time.

Trammel Hudson developed the original Octoscroller and some background information on it can be found at http://www.nycresistor.com/2013/09/12/octoscroller/

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